Join NeueHouse and Aperture for a cocktail and conversation featuring The New Black Vanguard author Antwaun Sargent, and photographers Tyler Mitchell and Jamal Nxedlana. Sargent, Mitchell, and Nxedlana will talk about their work, the international scope of black artists working today, and sign copies of the newly released book.
In The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, curator and critic Antwaun addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The work included opens up the conversations around the representation of the Black body and Black lives as subject; collectively, the fifteen artists included in the book celebrate Black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image.
Their work may be seen as a form of visual activism seeking to challenge the idea that Blackness is homogeneous. It’s a perspective often seen from this loose movement of emerging talents who are creating photography in vastly different contexts —New York and Johannesburg, Lagos and London.
The results — often made in collaboration with black stylists and fashion designers — present new perspectives on the medium of photography and notions of race and beauty, gender and power. The New Black Vanguard project is presented in partnership with Airbnb Magazine.
Cocktails courtesy of Glenfiddich